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Design Internships in Prague

Design Internships in Prague

These are ideal internships for design students in a range of sectors. Diverse design internships include placements working in fashion, 3D modeling, printing and graphic design alongside experienced local professionals in Prague. Gain specific knowledge within your field and build your design portfolio to set yourself up for a rewarding career!

Internship Highlights:
  • Gain hands-on design experience in a field of interest to you
  • Build your own portfolio of designs for real world projects
  • Experience the tourist attractions and lifestyle in the popular city of Prague
Type of host organizations:
  • Design studios
  • Fashion labels
Fully hosted experience from $2493
Includes accommodation
Typical schedule: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
Minimum duration 4 weeks, up to 12 weeks maximum
Language lessons available
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Suitable for English language speakers
Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

Suitable for students with at least one year of relevant college/university study in a related field, such as Fashion Art & Design, Visual Merchandising, etc. Interns will be asked to submit a portfolio of any previous work and placement arrangements will take the portfolio into consideration. High School graduates aged 18+ may be accepted, depending on the strength of their application (including any relevant experience, with a desire to learn and grow within this field).

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, 12D Designer, Civil CAD Designer, User Experience (UX) Designer, Multimedia Artist & Animator, Art Director, Product Design & Development.

Internship details

These are ideal internships for design students in a range of sectors. Diverse design internships include placements working in fashion, 3D modeling, printing and graphic design alongside experienced local professionals in Prague. Gain specific knowledge within your field and build your design portfolio to set yourself up for a rewarding career!

This is an in-country internship, with accommodation provided.

As an aspiring designer in any field, your ability to secure an exciting job will depend on your demonstrated experience and creativity, and your design portfolio. This design internship can give you that hands-on experience and boost your resume to kick start an amazing career!

Design internships in Prague are made to suit you. Internships are available in a wide range of design fields, including (but not limited to) fashion, 3D modeling, printing and graphic design. Regardless of your specific placement, you’ll gain hands-on design skills contributing to real life projects and learning from experienced local professionals.

Internships are available in a wide range of design studios, fashion houses, clothing brands and other private companies. Design interns interested in a specialist field can request placements to suit your skills and interests in your application. Interns will be asked to submit a design portfolio, showcasing your specific areas of experience and skills. This will help to customize your internship so it’s perfect for you, though specific placements are always subject to availability.

Interns looking to complete a fashion design internship must be capable of sewing, in addition to designing concepts. Fashion design interns should also ensure that your portfolio/resume includes examples of the type of materials you’re capable of working with. To learn more about the Design internship in Prague, click here to read about Eva’s experience.

In all cases, interns should expect that the first week of your experience will focus on settling in and gaining some introductory knowledge, as you will not “hit the ground running”. Rather, you should start with learning about the placement to gain an understanding of what you can build upon, develop, learn, and contribute. Ensure that you ask questions and provide feedback during the introductory period, so that your supervisor understands how you’re progressing. This will help them to better understand important details, such as how quickly you learn, what you find challenging, what you find interesting, etc.

Understand and expect that individual internship experiences vary, as the specific placement that you’re assigned will depend on review of your resume and your current level of studies and experience. Therefore, if you’re at a more introductory level, you should reasonably expect a more introductory internship. Likewise, if you’re interning for a shorter duration, you will have a different experience from someone who is interning for a longer duration. Placement preferences are considered but always subject to availability.

Career Benefits

Design interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Contributing to ongoing design projects

  • Researching modern designs in a range of fields

  • Developing original design concepts to match specific briefs

Professional development opportunities:
  • Learn about design techniques specific to your field of interest

  • Develop your knowledge and skills working alongside experienced designers in Prague

  • Build your experience interpreting briefs and innovating designs

  • Build your communication skills in a professional environment

  • Expand your network of professional designers

  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.

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What recent interns said about their experience

Eva Balcazar
February 2022

During my internship, I took on the role of social media marketer. I assisted in the maintenance of social media platforms through the development of post and advertisement campaign strategies. I produced content to post, assisting in follower engagement and maintaining a posting schedule. Social media is a known necessity in fashion businesses, as it has a good outreach for current and potential customers. Maintaining a good social media presence can nurture a good relationship with your buyers and keep them informed about your company. My biggest success during my internship abroad was working alongside my supervisor who owns a jewelry business. I believe that my marketing work really made a difference in improving her social media strategy and motivating her to continue her business pursuits. Being able to show my creative side by doing photoshoots and designing brochures was so incredibly rewarding. From here I want to continue to push myself in pursuing fashion-related job opportunities and I am willing to take up new challenges in this field.


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Program fees

It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$499 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$499 deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.

Program Fee (USD)
4 weeks $2,493 Equivalent to $89 /day
5 weeks $2,729 Equivalent to $77 /day
6 weeks $2,965 Equivalent to $70 /day
8 weeks $3,487 Equivalent to $62 /day
10 weeks $4,009 Equivalent to $57 /day
12 weeks $4,481 Equivalent to $53 /day
  • Airport pick-up
  • Accommodation
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Program orientation
  • Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
  • In-country guidance for social and tourist activities
  • Sourcing and securing your internship placement
  • Personalization of your internship plan
  • Coaching from your supervisor
  • Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • International reference letter
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • All meals
  • All in-country transportation
  • Visa (if required), flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check
  • Transfer back to the airport at the end of your internship program
  • Personal spending money for snacks, drinks, public transport, laundry, and leisure activities during your free time.
  • A deposit of $499 (approximately 499) is required to secure your internship
  • It is important to note that internships in Prague do not include meals and interns should budget to cover this Independently.
  • Balance of your Program Fee is due 60 days before your internship start date.
  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.

Czech language lessons

Fluency in the Czech language is not a requirement for interns in Prague, however basic Czech skills are strongly recommended. Keep in mind that although interns are not required to speak the Czech language, a language barrier may still be encountered to a certain extent. Interns should be prepared for the very natural and normal frustration of not always understanding what is being said around them. Most interns are able to have a successful internship experience and it is essential to come prepared and willing to surmount a language barrier, as opposed to being intimidated by it.

We encourage all interns to take advantage of the opportunity to learn some beginner lessons before and during their program, as this will enhance enjoyment of being in Prague, while developing professional social, and cultural competencies. Affordable and certified Czech lessons are offered directly through our local team and can be arranged once internship participation has been confirmed. The language instruction is offered through a member of AJŠ - Association of Language Schools and Agencies of the Czech Republic.

Lessons can be taken in conjunction with the internship program (morning lessons, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - allowing the afternoon free for internship activities). Otherwise, interns are welcome to arrive prior to their internship start date and take dedicated lessons for a week or so, before commencing the internship.

Weekends and travel

Prague is wonderful to explore - it’s a very walkable city and many sights can be seen as you spend time wandering through the historical streets. As you stroll through the medieval cobblestone lanes, you’ll quickly understand how the city earned its nickname as “The City of 100 Spires”. From the sprawling grounds of Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, down to Charles Bridge, the towers, and the exceptional astronomical clock, if you have an eye for craftsmanship and beauty, you’ll be amazed at every turn.

The city’s architecture has survived a tumultuous past within European history, and still contains one of earth’s most immaculate displays of architecture, including Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Renaissance, Neo-Gothic, Art Nouveau, Cubist, Neo-Classical and ultra-modern styles. It’s worth taking a guided walking tour of the city to have them pointed out to you, so that you can gain a heightened appreciation of the cityscape.

Our local team in Prague operate licensed tourism operations and are available to arrange quality tours and professional excursions, at preferable rates. We recommend speaking to them first for advice about things to see and do. They have the best local tips that will ensure you make the most out of your time in the Czech Republic, while also getting great value out of your spending money.

In addition to exploring Prague, remember that within the Czech Republic there are other UNESCO World Heritage sites to explore, including the historical centre of Český Krumlov and Telč, as well as the Archbishop’s Chateau and gardens in Kroměříž. Ask the local team about excursions to see other beautiful and interesting cities and townships.

Arrival and Orientation

Internships in Prague begin every Monday and interns may choose to spend a minimum of 4 weeks, up to a maximum of 12 weeks. (Exceptions to start date availability may occur when start dates are closed due to public holiday disruptions or if the program has already reached capacity). Less internship positions are available during July and August, as many companies are affected by summer vacation activities.

Airport pick up and accommodation are included in the Program Fee.

  • All participants fly into the Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG), in order to receive their airport pick up and be transported to the accommodation by a pre-arranged driver. Note that all participants are advised not to book flights until they have first registered to confirm their internship placement.
  • In the event that the arrival of luggage has been delayed by the airline, this should be reported to the driver, waiting to pick you up from the airport. The contact details of the driver are provided in advance. They can assist you.
  • The accommodation is covered from the Sunday night before the Monday start date - interns are required to arrive no later than the Sunday before their Monday start date, as all orientations are held on Mondays.
  • The last night of the accommodation is the Friday night of the final week, leaving interns free to depart on Saturday.
  • Extra nights of accommodation can be arranged in advance, if requested, and are subject to availability.

Orientation takes place on the Monday start date and covers important details for the internship, including introductions, information about culture, customs, rules, expectations, safety, language lessons, cultural excursions, and more. Interns join their placement on the following day.

If you are planning to spend time in Prague prior to your internship and will not require an airport pick up, we can arrange an alternative pick up from another location within the central city.

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Accommodation and WiFi

All interns in Prague receive twin-share bedroom accommodation, which include a toilet, bathroom and wardrobes. Bedding is provided. WiFi is available within the accommodation but this may be charged at a cost of approx. US$15 per month (directly payable via the accommodation).

Please note that upon accommodation check in, a security deposit may be required (fully refundable upon check out, assuming that no damages, lost keys, or services need to be settled). This amount is typically 100 Euro or 100 USD. It can be taken care of during the welcome meeting, at the coordinating office, and must always be paid in cash. Interns get the warranty back in the same currency at the end of the stay if they hand over the room in order. Depending on the assigned accommodation, there may additionally be a deposit for your entrance key card (usually 500 CZK = or approx. US$20 / 20 Euro).

Laundry services are available, either through the accommodation facilities or nearby laundromats. Laundry costs approximately 1-2 Euro per hour. Laundry services can be paid for through Visa or Mastercard and must be paid before the start of the washing or drying program. Interns may opt to use local laundromats as well.

Accommodation is usually within a short commuting distance by public transport, taxi, Uber or Bolt within 60 minutes of the local team’s office (where the Czech language lessons also take place). The maximum commute time to internship placements is usually between 40-60 minutes by public transportation (metro, tram or bus). In order to travel around Prague in public transport we strongly recommend that interns purchase a monthly ticket (approx. 45 Euro per month or US$50). The ticket is valid for metro, trams, buses, and even for boats and a cable car.

Please note that the accommodation pictured in the photo gallery of this webpage is provided as an example. Since we work with more than one option for accommodation, the exact accommodation that you’re assigned may differ from the photos. However, you can expect a similar standard and similar amenities, to what is shown.


It is important to note that internships in Prague do not include meals. Prague is one of Europe’s most affordable destinations and there is a fantastic culinary scene to explore - whether you’re on a budget or wanting to splurge, there is an excellent range of options for every intern. Local restaurants typically offer special lunch menus during the week, which cost about 10 Euro (approx. US$10.50). Although brand name groceries and imported goods may cost a little more, restaurant food and anything locally made can be very economical. Typical Czech meals are quite hearty and rich! Come prepared to try delicious rich meat dishes, with quality breads, sauces, dumplings, soups, stews and potato salads.

Essential country information

Capital Prague
Population 10.56 million
Languages Czech
Currency Czech Koruna (CZK)
Time zone UTC+02:00
Weather and climate:

The Czech Republic has a temperate climate but due to it’s landlocked position within central Europe, the differences in temperature between summer and winter are quite high.

Focusing on weather and climate in Prague, where the internships are based, the summers are warm and comfortable. This season begins around late May and the summertime continues through till early September. Showers and thunderstorms can be common during the summertime and the average daily high temperature is above 68°F / 20°C. The hottest day of the year in Prague is typically recorded in August.

The wintertime season begins from late November and lasts till the end of February. The average daily high is below 44°F / 7°C and the weather can be wet with snow and freezing temperatures. December through March is usually the skiing season.